E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams A Superhero Comic & Graphic Novel
Featured on CNN, FORBES, BBC and more, E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One is a science fiction superhero comic (graphic novel) about redemption, set in a futuristic, 2025 Africa! The 136 page graphic novel follows the journey of Wale Williams, an impetuous young adult who inherits a suit with super powers after his father goes missing. Tricked into returning home to Lagoon City, Nigeria following a five year absence, Wale embarks on a journey to investigate his father s mysterious disappearance. As he comes to understand the suit s powers, Wale realizes he must restore hope to his city by preventing catastrophic attacks from the sociopathic, Oniku, leader of an extremist group called The CREED.
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Malika: Warrior Queen
Set in fifteenth century West Africa, Malika: Warrior Queen follows the exploits of Queen and military commander Malika, who struggles to keep the peace in her ever expanding kingdom. As she fights to win the clandestine war within the walls of her Azzazian empire, Malika must now turn her attentions to an indomitable and treacherous foe with plans to vanquish her entire people.
WindMaker – The History of Atala
Inspired by African mythology, Windmaker: The History of Atala (Hardcover) is one part art book, one part prequel story to both the Malika: Warrior Queen & WindMaker: Return of a King graphic Novels. Pulling from the amazing depths of African history, Roye Okupe, writer of the hit graphic novel series E.X.O., creates a breathtaking kingdom called Atala. With this art book, he sets the foundations for what is definitely a deep and meaningful universe (The YouNeek YouNiverse) of heroes. Illustrator Godwin Akpan’s painting breathes life into the story in an amazing way. From dragons, to mythical relics, a feuding royal family and magical swords, this book turns the fantasy genre on its head by placing familiar concepts in an awe inspiring African setting.
Superhero Comics, Graphic Novels & Animation
Hey there, my name is Roye co-founder/creative director here at YouNeek Studios, home of eclectic superhero comics, graphic novels and animation. Here at YouNeek Studios, we’re literally crazy about superhero comics and superhero stories in general. But hey, they’re our passion. Throughout this site you’ll find a plethora of information on all our original characters, stories, comics, graphic novels and products, including our hit superhero comic (graphic novel) E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams. We are attempting to do something that hasn’t really been done before (or at least not done properly). Our mission is to create superhero stories based on diverse characters, from parts of the world that don’t get enough attention when it comes to said stories. But to do so, we need your help. Please sign up for the newsletter below to follow our journey and to read chapter 1 of E.X.O. for FREE!
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Before I complete that sentence… Wow! It has been way too long since my last entry to the “Creating an African Superhero” blog series. To everyone who’s been following the…
Windmaker: The History of Atala is one part art book, one part prequel that pulls from the amazing depths of African mythology, turning the fantasy genre on its head by…
Why We Are So Passionate About Superhero Comics & Superhero Stories
Hey there, Roye again! Ever since I can remember I’ve been hooked on superhero comics, animation, video games, movies, pretty much anything with the word superhero attached to it. From scrambling to get my hands on as many superhero comics as possible when I had the chance, to trading said comics with friends of mine in high school. But why? Why I’m I so passionate about superheroes that I decided to drop everything to start a company that revolves around creating them? Couple reasons.
First, I believe the reason why a lot of people are so into superhero comics and movies is not necessarily because of their place of origin, but instead why they do what they do, their backstory and what they fight for. For me, superhero comics provided an escape for me. A place where nine out of ten times I got to see the good guys win. With all the negative things going on in our world, getting lost in comic, a book or an animated movie where you see the good guys put down the bad guys for good is a great feeling, even if it’s just fantasy. And I believe this is why the genre resonates with billions of people.
The second reason I’m so passionate about superhero comics and other superhero related mediums is because, as great as the genre has been for over 70 years, it can be better in terms of diversity. And when I say superhero comics can be more diverse, I don’t mean just add more superheroes of color. More of that is great, But I also think we need diversity in terms of more female superheroes, superheroes from places like South America, Asia, Africa and so on. It’s so amazing to see superhero stories told from the perspective of other diverse cultures from all over the world. And that is why I started this company. To in my own small way, add to making superhero comics more culturally and geographically diverse. That was the impetus behind creating our first title E.X.O. – The Legend of Wale Williams.
So that’s the story. I hope as you stick around and browse our site you find something you like. You can follow my personal journey by reading my blog to see some of the lessons (good and bad) I’m learning on the way, as I try to make my mark on the comics and animation industries.Read Our Blog